What $500K gets you in the Kawarthas

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The site of “bright water and happy lands,” it’s hard to beat a summer getaway to the Kawarthas. Located just a short two-hour drive from Toronto, the area has become known for its year-round recreational tourism.

With dozens of lakes to choose from in the area, it’s difficult to determine the average cost of a cottage in both Kawartha Lakes (the township) and “the” Kawarthas (the chain of 10 lakes that is located in Peterborough county). Prices vary based on which lake the cottage is located on, meaning that you find a property for anywhere from $200,000 to upwards of $1 million.

Listed at $534,900, 142 Suter Drive in Kirkfield, Ontario falls somewhere in the middle of this range. It’s located only about 50 kilometres away from both the Kawartha Dairy retail locations in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon—an important consideration if you’re going to purchase a cottage in the Kawartha area.

But the property offers far more than close proximity to excellent ice cream. Custom-built in 2003, the waterfront house is ideal for cottaging or year-round living. The sloped property sits on the edge of Head Lake, where you can relax on the dock, lounge in the outdoor hot tub, or throw a barbecue on the large “party-sized” deck.


Address: 142 Suter Drive, Kirkfield, Ontario

Price: $534,900

Lot Size: Under 1 Acre

Floor Size: Unknown

Bedrooms: 3+1

Bathrooms: 2

Notable Features

  • Fully finished lower level with propane fireplace, sewing room and bonus area
  • Beautifully landscaped with a “party-size” deck
  • Double detached garage with storage loft
  • Bunkie for guests, featuring a separate kitchen area
  • Excellent fishing area, with ATV and snowmobile trails located nearby